Churches in Birmingham are joining together to offer a winter shelter to the homeless in the city.
Homelessness in Birmingham has increased by 25% since 2009, according to new figures.
A groundbreaking project giving homeless people a bed for a night at city churches looks set to be extended.
Churches in Derby will be opening their doors to homeless people this winter.
Six churches have already joined a scheme to offer overnight accommodation and hot meals to those sleeping rough.
The Derby Churches Nightshelter project was launched after the city council cut millions of pounds previously spent on hostel accommodation.
Charity workers have taken to the streets to hand out festive food and presents to people sleeping rough.. The idea is to bring a little bit of Christmas cheer during this grim weather.
The Trident Reach the People charity supports vulnerable people in the community, helping them find long term accomodation. This week they're also providing free christmas dinners for those living on the streets. Jane Hesketh reports
Charity workers in Birmingham are putting their pinnys on today to cook and serve meals to homeless people living rough in the city.
The Trident Reach the People Charity is dedicated to supporting vulnerable people in the community, particularly those who are mentally ill, young people at risk and the homeless.
Today they'll be cooking festive food and taking it to known areas where there are rough sleepers. Later tonight they'll be serving up Christmas Dinners from their headquarters in Oldbury.
A charity will today be preparing Christmas dinners for homeless people in Birmingham. Volunteers at Trident Reach will be serving food at their city centre homeless service and in areas known for rough sleepers.
The UK Border Agency says it's working with Northampton Borough Council to deal with camps set up by homeless migrants in the town. The latest encampment has been discovered on the site of the town's former power station
The UK Border Agency says it is working with Northampton Borough Council to deal with camps set up by homeless migrants in the town.
The latest encampment has been discovered on the site of the town's former power station.
It's thought up to three people could be living there. More at ITV Anglia.